a friend of mine, Egle, had the brilliant idea of suggesting a toast post to me a while back. it took a while to get around to it but now finally it's here!
avocado toast has become one of my absolute favorite new foods since moving to New York, where it can be found in almost any and every cute cafe. i have tried almost every variation under the sun here although i'm sure i'll discover more in time to come.
some of my personal favorites in New York can be found at Brunswick Cafe, Cha Lait and Little Collins, but for those who want to try it out at home, it is SO easy to make and fun to play around with according to personal tastes.
here are two variations on avo toast, along with a third, sweet toast (no avocado involved!) for anyone like me who has a sweet tooth.
this first toast is the most classic and simple avocado toast, probably my favorite kind:
set about frying an egg (or two!)
toast some good seeded brown bread
mash up an avocado to your desired consistency + season well with salt and pepper
spread avocado on toast, sprinkle chilli flakes over and add a squeeze of lemon juice
top with fried egg and a drizzle of olive oil
second is a twist on the classic, really you can add/minus any preferred ingredients- there are a million and one things you can do:
mash and season avocado as above
again sprinkle chilli flakes (clearly I like some spice on my toast!)
sprinkle some pumpkin seeds over your avocado, or any seeds you like
drizzle with olive oil
grate some cheese on top, i like a nice salty hard cheese for this, thought about using pecorino but in the end chose to use ricotta salata which turned out delicious
use the same bread to toast
in a small bowl mix up some goat's milk ricotta cheese with a spoon of maple butter
(you can use regular ricotta and any sweetener you prefer here too)
spread mixture on toasted bread
halve some figs and place on top
drizzle over maple butter